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Guttridge Launches Silo Sweep Auger

June 2, 2014

The new Silo Sweep Auger from Guttridge Ltd, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bulk materials handling equipment, is a robust machine for the automated emptying of grain silos. Grain silos empty under gravity but as grain levels drop this process stalls. One option is to dig out the residual volume manually, but this incurs substantial labor costs and raises HSE issues. The alternative is to use a sweep auger, which as the name suggests, sweeps across the silo floor, transferring the remaining grain via a screw to the silo outlet. The Guttridge Silo Sweep Auger is made from galvanized steel to improve longevity and reduce the risk of product contamination from flaking paint. Rubber blades ensure an efficient sweep of the silo floor while an enclosed clutch and motor mechanism prevents grain ingress and subsequent damage, improving reliability. The patented drive design delivers the very highest levels of efficiency by reducing slip and strain within the system.
Guttridge Ltd, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincolnshire, UK +44 (0) 1775 765 300 www.guttridge.co.uk

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